Official Australia Day Ceremony
Australia Day is a day to reflect, respect and celebrate the Australian spirit and the best of this country – our mateship, our nation and our people — it is an opportunity to open our hearts, respect our differences, and celebrate our strength, our generosity and our strong sense of community.
Join us as we celebrate Australia Day in the Junee Shire at the Official Australia Day Ceremony. Held at the beautiful Athenium Theatre, 89 Broadway Street, Junee.
Jail Break Fun Run
The annual GEO Group/Junee Junction Australia Day “Jail Break” Fun Run will be held on Thursday, 26 January 2023 starting at 7.30am, following a basically flat 3.2km course between the entry to the Junee Correctional Centre and the Junee Junction Recreation & Aquatic Centre.
ENTRY IS FREE.
A sausage sizzle will be available for all competitors at the Junee Junction Recreation & Aquatic Centre after the race.
Thanks to the GEO Group, 3 x $100 cash prizes will be awarded to randomly selected finishers and 6 x wooden toys for wheelies under 8 years old.
All 1st place-getters in each of the following three categories will receive a medallion (to be presented at the Official Australia Day Ceremony) commemorating their achievement – Open Male & Female, Junior Male & Female (15 & under), Open Wheelie and Junior Wheelie.
Entries will be received at Junee Junction Recreation Centre up until 5.00pm on Monday, 23 January and at the race start on the day up until 6.55am. All entries must be on a completed official entry form and EACH participant must complete a separate form.
Download: Jail Break Inn Fun Run Registration Form
Australia Day Colouring Competition
Prizes for the winners in each category:
Sheets available from Junee Shire Council, Junee Library and the Junee Recreation & Aquatic Centre. Return completed sheets to Junee Shire Council by Friday, 13 January, 2023. Winners will be advised by phone and announced at the Autralia Day Official Ceremony.
Australia Day Awards are celebrated on January 26 each year following nominations from the community in the following categories:
Australia Day Award Winners
|Year||Citizen of the Year||Young Citizen of the Year||Sports Award||Art & Culture Award||Team of the Year|
|2023||Gail Commens||Jackson White||Noel & Edna Poynter||Francis Griffin||Junee Rescue Squad|
|Year||Citizen of the Year||Young Citizen of the Year||Sports Award||Junior Sports Award||Volunteer Team of the Year|
|2022||Maree Allamby||Jason Barrett||Grace Holaj||Junee Roundhouse Museum|
|2021||John Foord||Oliver Phillips||Steve Gentle||Bailey Willis||Junee Business and Trades|
|2020||Maria Turner||Harrison Fahy||Cameron Hart||Ellouise Drew||Old Junee Hall & Progress Association|
|2019||Julie Shepherd||Mae-Rose Harrison||Junee Men’s Bowling Club Grade 4 Pennant Team||Jaxson Allen||Junee Community Power Inc.|
|2018||Jackie Starr||Zyon Shepherd||Brooke Harpley||Junee Community Transport Volunteer Drivers|
|2017||Norm Bray||Nastarsha Miller||Junee Men’s Bowling Club Grade 6 Pennant Team||Hayley Hackett||Phil & Lola Cummins – Schoolboys Football Carnival|
|2016||Harry Thompson||Jackson Bennett||Tristen Ross||Abbey Field||Roundhouse Museum|
|2015||Darby Asmus||Ebony Becquet||Edna Poynter||Molly Turton||Open Kitchen|
|2014||Adrian Eisenhauer||Georgia Logan||Dominic Shepherd||Tamsyn Scott|
|2013||Estella Hyde||Aiden Higginson||Julie Shepherd||Cameron Hands|
|2012||Patrick Foley||Jade Belling||Bryan Furse||Sean Smith|
|2011||Eileen Thomas||Alana Jacobson||Sonia Commins||Billie-Rose Deacon|
|2010||Dennis Sullivan||Adam Jacobson||Noel Lawson||Xenia Brookes|
|2009||Edward (Ted) Drum||Joshua Whitty||Elise Smith|
|2008||John Strudwick||Megan Callow||Nathan Jacobson||Junee High School Open Rugby League Football Team|
|2007||Martin Honner||Joshua Bennett||Paul McCarthy||St Joseph’s Primary School Rugby League Team 2006|
|2006||Robin Cuttle||Rebecca Spink||John Clune||Andrew Heffernan|
|2005||David Carter||Phillipa Nell||Daniel Halliburton||Simon Drum|
|2004||John Higginson||Sophie Cooper||Martin Holmes||Samuel Clune|
|2003||Keith Hargraves||Grant Higginson||Stephen Guthrie||Michael Dobson|
|2002||Margaret Schubach||Phillip Kearins Jnr||Peter Hill|